Creative Photoshop: Montages & Lighting with Layers and Masks

Seattle Area Photoshop User Group (SEAPUG)
Seattle Area Photoshop User Group (SEAPUG)
Public group

Adobe Conference Center

801 N 34th St · Seattle, WA

How to find us

Entrance to 801 N 34th faces EAST. It's at the East end of the building on the South side of N 34th. BUS or CARPOOL if you can. Adobe Parking is very limited, so best to park in Fremont and walk.

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Seattle Photographer, Illustrator and educator David Julian is back to reveal some his most creative uses of Photoshop. He'll take us deep into the Photoshop layers of his award-winning images to explain the techniques he uses to create imaginative photographic and illustrative works. Many of these techniques are also used to develop 'straight' photographs used in gallery prints. In this presentation, you will see how he has used some of the following:

Smart Object layers Smart filters Adjustment layers Layer blends Layer masks Effects layers Colorizing Distortion Motion blur Typography Custom brushes Lighting adjustments Sketch Templates ... and other monsterious moves that only divine digital denizens dare demonstrate! Whether a Designer, Photographer, Painter, Illustrator or a Doctor of Visual Surgery, the ideas and techniques he shows can be applied to breathe life and add limbs into any Photoshop project. There will be ample time for Q+A.

Bring your thirst for creativity and exploration, a notepad and business cards to share, because SAPUG is a large creative and inspirational network!


Bio: David Julian holds a BFA from Pratt Institute, and is a widely published photographer, illustrator and mixed-media artist. Over the past 25 years, he has created art for nationwide clients and for galleries, institutions and private collectors. His love for psychology and science is evident in diverse works that blend beauty, mystery and imagination.
He has published in Nikon World, After Capture, PRINT, Communication Arts, Archive, Digital Photo Pro, Rangefinder, PC Photo, DoubleExposure, PhotoMedia, JPG, Layers, SHOTS, and many other arts resources.

Dave also teaches individuals and group workshops at many locations including The Santa Fe Workshops, Maine Media Workshops, Anderson Ranch, Bald Head Island Conservatory, Pratt Institute, University of Hawaii and the Lepp Institute. His stock images are represented by Corbis.

His images and workshops can be viewed at:

Please visit sand subscribe to Dave's new blog: "Notes From a Creative Soul ("